- Whitman College, Princeton University
Whitman College is one of the six
residential colleges at Princeton University. The college is named after Meg Whitman, former CEOof eBay, following her $30 million donation to build the college. The structure was designed by architect Demetri Porphyrios. Construction of Whitman College was completed in Fall of 2007; 2007–08 marks the inaugural academic year for the college.
Whitman is a four-year residential college, open to students of all four academic classes. Although officially paired only with the two-year Forbes College, it temporarily houses upperclassmen who were formerly residents of Butler College and Wilson College as well due to the construction of new dormitories for Butler. After the new dorms are completed (they are scheduled to open in the fall of 2009), Butler is slated to become a four-year college and will house upperclassmen who lived in either Butler or Wilson Colleges as underclassmen, while Whitman will house those upperclassmen who lived in either Whitman or Forbes as underclassmen.
The master of Whitman is Harvey Rosen, the John L. Weinberg Professor of
Economicsand Business Policy; the dean is Dr. Rebecca Graves-Bayazitoglu, the former director of studies for Rockefeller College; and the director of studies is Dr. Cole M. Crittenden, the former Allston Burr Resident Deanof Currier Houseat Harvard University.
The residential college comprises seven dormitories: South Baker Hall, Hargadon Hall, Fisher Hall, Lauritzen Hall, Class of 1981 Hall, Murley-Pivirotto Family Tower, and North Hall. The college's dining hall is called Community Hall, so named not for the University community but rather for the eBay community [ [http://www.dailyprincetonian.com/archives/2007/09/13/news/18559.shtml Who bought the buildings that compose Whitman College?] "
The Daily Princetonian", September 13, 2007.] .
* [http://whitman.princeton.edu Official website]
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